Avril Lavigne's divorce: friends helped

Avril Lavigne has said that she was helped through her divorce by her friends.

She told TV Week: 'I spent an incredible amount of time talking to my girlfriends.

'They were there for me. It did me really good to be able to tell them everything.

'It helped me come to terms with the things that had happened.'

She added;'It also helped to put my feelings down on paper. It was comforting. It's always been like that for me.

'When I was a kid, I had a diary to confide everything in

'Now I write songs. It really was a form of healing.'